Granville Place in North London is an exciting glimpse into the future of housing. The recently finished development of 64 luxurious private apartments is one of Britain’s most ecologically and environmentally advanced building projects. In keeping with the desire for a sustainable building solution, Accoya wood was used as cladding throughout the development which was supplied by UK distributor Arnold Laver.
Accoya, with industry leading class 1 durability and exceptional dimensional stability, provides compelling environmental advantages over slow-growing unsustainable hardwoods. With Accoya matching the ethos of the Granville initiative so closely it was always a natural choice of material for the project. The build was subject to the highest environmental and ecological standards, taking into account the reduction of carbon emissions, effective energy/water usage and the use of environmentally friendly building materials such as Accoya wood. Useful architectural features include pitched roofs for the collection of rainwater, which will be stored for communal usage. As a result the development has achieved level 4 under the Code for Sustainable Homes.
Situated in North London, near to Golders Green and the mellow old-village chic of Hampstead, Granville Place is one of the capital’s most desirable residential locations. The development is set around a series of beautifully landscaped communal courtyards and gardens. The complex consists of 64 one, two and three bedroom homes, all with balconies, patios or terraces. The residence offers secure, modern and picturesque housing that are kept secure by CCTV, controlled access and secure underground parking.
Project Architect, Tom Robinson said “The project is the first development I have seen that successfully delivers what the market wants with sustainability in mind. All rooms are filled with light, are tastefully fitted out and all benefit from outside space. Accoya wood provides a perfect finish to our apartments, its outstanding green credentials including its C2C Gold Standard award making it the perfect fit for this project.”
Accsys Technologies Sales Manager for the UK, Justin Peckham, said “It’s fantastic for Accoya wood cladding to be included in such a forward-thinking housing development. This outstanding complex provides the opportunity for the sort of sustainable living that will one day become the norm”.